Category Archives: Diversity

Overcoming the Challenges of Grad School: Preparing for Qualifying Exams

One of the major challenges during my graduate studies was the preparation for the Graduate Qualifying Exam (GQE). I started preparing for that exam six months in advance, and I spent every night solving the previous exams to get an idea … Continue reading

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Overcoming the Challenges of Grad School: An International Student’s Perspective

As a graduate student in mathematics, I would like to tell you my story about the major challenges that I have faced during my graduate studies in mathematics and how I overcame these challenges to make my success happen. First of … Continue reading

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Matrices and MLK Day

When I learned how to multiply matrices in 10th grade, my initial reaction was, “Why on earth would anyone ever want to do that?”  Compared to addition and subtraction, the rules of matrix multiplication seemed arbitrary and meaningless.  Alas, this … Continue reading

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Looking At The Prism

We are almost there! I imagine most of you reading this are beginning to see light at the end of tunnel that is winter break. If you are like me this also means you are ridiculously busy with all the … Continue reading

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CHAT-ing Our Way to a Better Community

Back in May, Alexander Diaz wrote about diversity in the mathematical community and gave some great advice on how to foster a more diverse community. In our mathematics department at CU, we are taking several steps toward that aim, and … Continue reading

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